Chevrolet Corvette L68 427/400 Convertible
Introduced in 1968, the third-generation Corvette was heavily inspired by the rakish Mako Shark II concept of 1965, which was styled under the direction of Bill Mitchell and debuted at the Paris Auto Show. While the new Corvette was a dramatic stylistic departure from the previous generation, it offered customers the same optional engine choices.
One of the most powerful variants was the L68 427 cubic inch Tri-Power engine, with a 400 hp rating and a massive 460 ft-lbs of torque. Despite such massive output, the L68 Corvette was surprisingly easy to maintain with its hydraulic valvetrain.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in June of 2010 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, California.
400 hp, RPO L68 427 cu. in. V8 engine with three two-barrel carburetors, Muncie four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with upper and lower A-arms and coil springs, independent rear suspension with half-shafts, lateral struts, radius rods and a single transverse leaf spring, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 98".
Source: RM Auctions
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